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OMC introduces new heart monitor
Sequim Gazette staff
Olympic Medical Center is now offering a heart monitor that is inconspicuous, easy to wear and designed to maximize diagnostic results.
The Zio Patch provides continuous cardiac rhythm monitoring for up to 14 days – significantly longer than a typical “Holter” monitor. By providing a longer period of continuous recording, the Zio Patch improves the likelihood of capturing arrhythmias.
The Zio Patch is for use on patients who may be asymptomatic or who may suffer from palpitations, dizziness, light headedness, pre‐syncope and syncope, shortness of breath, anxiety and fatigue.
And it’s 100 percent recyclable.
“Patients who need to be monitored for potential arrhythmias will find this patient‐centric device remarkable,” said OMC’s Dr. Robert Gipe. “It is easy to wear, designed for comfort and produces outstanding results for the patient’s care team to review. “
The OMC Foundation played a critical role in bringing the Zio Patch to Olympic Medical Center. “Through its annual Red, Set, Go! fundraiser in February 2013, the foundation raised funds to start up this new service,” Gipe said.
“We want to recognize the foundation and the community members who specifically donated to this project, for their support of our heart program.”
For more information on the cardiology services available at Olympic Medical Center, go to OlympicMedical.org or call 417‐7486.